Kang Crier
Nov. 20, 2013
Issue No. 6
LWHS PTSA Newslettertop
In This Issue
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PTSA General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30pm, LWHS library
Spain Trip Information Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30pm, Ms. Yob's Classroom 169
Senior Party Auction
Friday, Nov. 22, 6 - 9:30pm, Kirkland Woman's Club
UW College Applications Due
Sunday, Dec. 1
Last Day to Request Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation for January Applications
Monday, Dec. 2
Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30pm, LWHS PAC
Senior Baby Ads Due
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Knowledge Portion Assessment (Fitness Graduation Requirement - for 11th & 12th Graders)
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:30 - 4:30pm, LWSD
Auditions for Spring Musical
Monday, Dec. 16

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Tonight!! PTSA General Member Meeting, 6:30pm LWHS Library
Topic: Upcoming Bond and Levy Measure Information   

Did you know:
- LWHS is slated to get a new wing to ease projected crowding?
- the district is expecting 4,000 additional students by 2021?
Find out more about the Bond and Levy measure at this meeting.
Please join us for a short business meeting, followed by a presentation by the Lake Washington Citizen's Levy Committee about the upcoming bond and levy measure vote in February. Our speaker will have all the information you need to make an informed choice. Everybody is welcome to attend!
Letter from PTSA President Julie Peterson

The first quarter of the year is complete and as we approach the busy holiday season we want to thank you for your support and volunteer hours on the behalf of LWHS and our PTSA - we appreciate it! If you are looking for a way to get involved, we still need help with our financial review, awards and nominating committees. Please contact anyone on the board to volunteer or volunteer online on our PTSA website. 


Our membership numbers are climbing! We now have 448 members compared to 408 last year. We earned the Silver level State membership award for having at least a 5% increase by October 25. Thank you for joining the LWHS PTSA! We are proud to have so many members believe in what we can accomplish together for our school.


Please support the Senior Party Auction on Friday, November 22th. The auction promises to be great fun with lots of exciting items up for bid. All the money raised goes toward making this year's senior party a memorable and fun event for our seniors. You can find more information on our website and in this newsletter.


We would love to meet every one of our members at a General Meeting! Please join us for our next meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the library. Our Parent Education opportunity will be a presentation by the Citizen's Levy Committee and Principal Christina Thomas on the upcoming levy ballot in February. This ballot measure is crucial for the continued growth of our school district and includes the construction of a new wing for LWHS. Come and learn everything you need to know to promote this measure and make an informed choice. The LWHS PTSA membership will be voting to endorse the levy after the presentation.


We hope to see you there!


Julie Peterson

President, LWHS PTSA 


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Parents - Don't Miss Out on the Senior Party Auction!
graduation party

The Senior Party Planning Committee needs your support to help raise money to cover bus transportation costs and to provide student scholarships for the Senior Party.


Come with your friends and make it a social evening of fun!

Start your holiday shopping early!  

Take home some great holiday gifts!


Friday, November 22nd, 6:00 - 9:30pm   


Kirkland Woman's Club

407 First Street, Kirkland, WA 98033


Finger-food will be prepared by our own LW students!

Wine & Dessert also included.


Tickets are $25.00 each

Contact Joyce Kato for advance ticket sales (preferred), or

you may purchase tickets at the door.


Thank you for your support! See you there!  

Student Directories - Coming Soon!
The PTSA has been working hard putting together directories for the 2013-2014 school year. These directories include the names and contact information for all students and parents (minus opt-outs), plus staff contact information and more. All PTSA members will get both a hardcopy and protected access to the directory on our website. Estimated arrival date: Friday, Nov. 22nd. They will be passed out in homeroom, so please ask your student if they received theirs.

Want your own copy of the directory? It's free with a PTSA membership, and it's never been easier to join LWHS PTSA - just go to our website and join and pay online.

Thanks for your support of the LWHS PTSA!
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LW Staff Wish List
In addition to PTSA grant monies allocated for LW staff each year, the PTSA manages a
LW Staff Wish List. This list will allow students, parents, and the broader school community to grant a wish for something Kang staff and teachers need for the school or for the classroom. This is just another way the PTSA can support LWHS to provide the best education possible. Fill a need, grant a wish! Thanks, in advance, for your generosity!

You can find the Wish List on the LWHS PTSA website, under "Announcements".
LW PTSA Council Annual Scholarship Basket Auction
Bidding Open to All until Thursday, Dec. 5th
Over 40 great baskets are on display in the LWSD Resource Center lobby. All proceeds go to scholarships for graduating seniors and staff in our district. Bidding closes the morning of Thursday, December 5th, with refreshments and a raffle for many fun prizes. Tickets are $1.

See the flyer.
LWHS News & Activities

Junior Class Fundraiser - Miir Water Bottles
Support the Junior Class and Help Provide Clean Water to Developing Countries
The Junior Class is partnering with Miir for a fundraiser that also benefits people in developing countries. For every bottle that is sold, 20% of the proceeds go towards the 2015 Senior prom AND a person in a developing country is given clean drinking water for one year.

The bottles range from $15 to $30, vary from 400mL to 800mL, and can be customized. They are a great gift for the holidays! Visit  the Miir website to help out.
Drama Club News
Auditions/Callbacks for Spring Musical - Dec. 19th & 20th
  • Auditions for the Spring Musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", are scheduled for Thursday, December 19th, with callbacks scheduled for Friday, December 20th. The Spring Musical is scheduled for March 13, 14 and 15th.  
  • Mark your calenders! Saturday May 10, 2014 is the Drama Club's Dinner-theater/Cabaret, which will be a fundraiser for future shows. All are welcome and there will be try-outs for different acts to perform.  
  • Drama club meets every Friday after school in the Theater (or alternatively in Ms. Sullivan's room).  All are welcome!
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Yearbook Information

Senior Yearbook Baby Ads - Submissions Due Dec. 11th  

When:  Wednesday, December 11th or before

What: Payment, hard copy of this form and a CD containing this file and your image files.

Where: Deliver all materials to Ms. Ronbeck in the ASB office. (Do not leave them with Mili, in Ms. Wyatt's mailbox or with a YB staff member.) Note: We cannot accept emails and are not responsible for scanning. 


Pricing and sizes: Make checks payable to LW (we are limited to one ad per student)

1/6 page ($ 40) - two photos (past and present) plus 24 words

1/3 page ($ 80) - three photos (past to present) plus 36 words

Please count your opening and closing salutations in your total word count.


Need more information? Visit our yearbook page for forms and uploading instructions.


Save $10! Order by Jan. 16th for $60 - prices go up to $70 Jan. 17th

We place our yearbook order in mid-February and have to take an educated guess about how many extra copies to order for our procrastinators. Don't wait too long! We sold out in 2012 and the supply of books will be limited again this year. 



LWHS Delegates Win Awards at Model UN Conference
LWHS Model UN club members spent Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th, in heated debates, motions, and caucuses as part of the club's first WASMUN Conference at Seattle University, which more than 300 students from 20 schools attended.

With 15 delegates, most of them competing for the first time, LWHS earned an incredible three awards. They were received by Oscar Johansson, Arman Talkar, and Alex Todd. The other team delegates were: Robert Baskin, Jake Bensussen, Abby Burton, Anni Coonan, McKenzie Granston, Austin Lashley, Briana Lee, Cameron McClung, Emily Wilson, Nicholas Chu, Micah Taverner, and Meredith Wu. Congratulations on surviving 12 hours of diplomacy!


A big "thank you" to Ms. Cuillier, the club advisor, for supporting the team. The Club meets after school on Mondays in Ms Cuillier's classroom.


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Loyalty Club News

Pictured above are John Lyon, Vanessa Khauv, Sami Wilmot, Chloe Burns, Jessica Truong, Hannah Cassidy. Other participants for UNICEF are Amanda Levine, Daniel Bou, Katie Melanson, Lia Carstens, Manon Debuire, Michelle Tryon, Nick Chu, Robin Cosbey, Elean Herting, Jillian Donahue, Tristan Jimenez, Tarah Fekri, Mrs. Byrne, and Ms. Roger.

Loyalty Club attended two soccer games and one swim meet recently, to sell baked goods and hot chocolate for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The event was organized by Hannah Cassidy, with the participation of 17 other LW seniors. From selling food and drinks, Loyalty raised almost $400 from those three events!

Loyalty was not done raising money for UNICEF yet. The members also went out on Halloween night, going door-to-door in their local neighborhoods asking if people would donate to UNICEF.

Loyalty overall raised $709.09 from selling goods, and trick-or-treating throughout the month of October for UNICEF! Loyalty is grateful for how generous their fellow students, parents and neighbors were and are incredibly proud to have helped children in need. 


Donate to Loyalty's 'Holiday Baskets' - Benefits Hope-Link and Food Banks 


Loyalty is also running 'Holiday Baskets', which will start soon! Loyalty is teaming up with the entire LW student body to raise food, money, and household items for Hopelink & the Rainier Valley Food Bank, which serve families in our local and greater Seattle communities. Holiday Baskets will run from November 16 - December 15 at your local grocery stores so make sure to keep your eyes open for LW students collecting donations!


Read more about how Loyalty's helping out the community. 


Teen CEO Business Competition - Apply by Dec. 16th
Designed for students who currently have an existing business
The Lake Washington School District is looking for student entrepreneurs for the first annual Teen CEO Business Competition. Any high school student that currently has their own business is eligible for this competition. Cash prizes will be awarded. Contact Mrs. Madsen for the application form in the College and Career Center if you wish to compete.

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Trip to Spain
Information Meeting - Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6:30pm, Room 169
Interested in taking a trip to Spain? There will be an information meeting Thursday, Nov 21st, at 6:30pm in Ms. Yob's classroom, Room 169.

This trip is available to students who are currently in Span 3, 4, 5 or AP, plus those in Spanish 2 who are planning to go on to Level 3 or higher. This is partially a tourist trip, but mostly a language immersion program!


Students and parents welcome!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Valerie Yob.
LWHS Sports Update

Girls Soccer Recap
Congratulations on a great season, Kangs!
The Varsity girls left everything on the field in their state quarterfinal match against Sumner on Saturday. They lost 0-1, however the lady Kangs led in possession, shots and corners. A season to remember! More about the Varsity team to come in next issue....

Head Coach Stacy Masters, Assistant Coach Brad Masters
Captains: Jessie Page (Jr), Sydney Anderson (Jr) and Aly Madgett (Jr).

Our season record was 5 wins, 6 losses, 3 ties.

Season highlights:  It was a great season overall. Of our 6 losses, 4 were only by 1 goal! Everyone on our team scored a goal! Awesome group of ladies who exemplified teamwork and respect for one another.


Head coach Brad Masters.
Captains:  Courtney Johnson and Stephanie Cairns.
Our record for the year was 7 wins, 4 losses and 2 ties.
Some of the highlights of the year were:  starting out 0-3 and going 7-1-2 the rest of the season and watching the team bond and come together. The girls showed great class throughout the season and played with heart and guts. Even with a small roster and injuries, the team worked hard, stayed together and accomplished most of our goals for the season.

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Counseling Center

Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 6:30pm, LWHS PAC Theater

Don't forget to mark your calendar to attend our Financial Aid Night on December 4th at 6:30 pm in our Performing Arts Center here at LWHS.


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Upcoming SAT and ACT Test Dates for 2013-2014

LWHS Code is 480545


SAT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Regular Registration Deadlines


December 7, 2013                                                   November 22, 2013 (Late Registration only) 

January 25, 2014                                                     December 27, 2013

March 8, 2014                                                          Feb. 7, 2014 



ACT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Regular Registration Deadlines


December 14, 2013                                                 November 22, 2013  (Late Registration only)

February 8, 2014                                                     January 10, 2014 


SAT Prep, Inc. Offers SAT Classes at LWHS
Registration Deadline is Nov. 27th for Classes at LW Starting Dec. 2nd
SAT Prep, Inc., offers an excellent opportunity for students to prepare for the SAT. The SAT PREP COURSE provides dynamic classroom-based instruction at the high schools and is taught by experienced high school teachers. For more information about the course, and practice tests, click here.
The SAT Prep Course - 6 sessions including textbook and all materials: $329 


Information for Seniors & Senior Parents  

Attention Seniors Applying to UW!
Applications are due December 1st

The application deadline is December 1st. Students are encouraged NOT to wait until this date to submit their applications. The site slows considerably with so many students submitting their applications. De-stress and apply early!


College Applications
Students are responsible for providing addressed envelopes for transcripts. Test scores must be requested directly from the College Board or ACT. Students are encouraged to submit their applications early and not wait until deadlines. Remember, December 2nd is the cutoff date to request transcripts and letters of recommendation from counselors for January applications. Directions for transcript submission are printed on the yellow "Transcript Request Form"  (available in the Counseling Center) and are also explained on the school's website.

Students are reminded that the Counseling Center will be closed for winter break from 3 pm on Friday, December 20, 2013 until 7:30 am on Monday, January 6th, 2014. During this period we are unable to respond to emails or phone calls, so please advise your senior student to have their college application questions answered prior to the winter closure. 


One piece of advice they will need to hear over and over - don't wait until the deadline!

Important College App Deadlines to Know:


December 1 -  UW Applications due 

December 2 -   Last day to request a letter from the counselor for January deadlines

December 2 -   Cutoff date to request transcripts for January applications  

December 4 -   Financial Aid Night


For SAT and ACT Test Dates, click here


Keep Informed 

For more information on these and other topics, check the "Information for Seniors" page on the LWHS website. Information on scholarships can be found on the Career Center Scholarship Information page.  


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These Community Announcements are provided as a service to the community: Lake Washington School District (LWSD) does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials.
UW Computing Open House - You are Invited!
For Middle/High School Students & Families
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 1-5pm, UW Campus
Participate in hands-on activities and visit research labs to find out what computing is all about! Students and faculty from UW's computing majors will introduce you to the broad range of problems computing can address. Representatives from local technology companies will show cool demos and tell you why they love their jobs.

Check out their website for more information.


Meet Your 45th District Legislators - Coffee and Informal Chat
Monday, Nov. 25th, 9am, LWSD Resource Center
Meet your 45th District Legislators Join Council on Monday, November 25 at 9:00 am in the Lake Washington School District's Resource Center - Hughes Room, for coffee with State Senator Andy Hill, Representative Larry Springer and Representative Roger Goodman. At this coffee we will chat informally, then open it up for questions and comments. This will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas before legislative session kicks off. RSVP to advocacy@lwptsa.net.
Host an Italian Student and your child will be invited to Italy!
Ergon, an Italian-based organization and partner with NorthWest Student Exchange, is looking for families to host a 16 or 17-year-old Italian exchange student for next spring semester or school year. The Italian families
are in turn happy to host your child during summer vacations, and we sponsor the flight!
Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process, insuring that participating students are responsible, motivated and proficient in English. We carefully match students with host families. The students are fully insured and arrive with pocket money for all expenses, including recreational activities and vacations.
Several of our Italian students have attended Mercer Island, Skyline, Bothell, Roosevelt, Garfield, Ballard, and Nathan Hale high schools with excellent experiences for students and families alike. Past and present host families are our best references and they will be happy to share their experience with you.

Exchanges offer the opportunity to experience a different culture and build international bridges through friendships and knowledge. For further information, please go to our new website or email Denise Trogdon, Seattle coordinator, at italexchange@gmail.com.

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10th Annual SJV Holiday Tree Sale
Help local high school students earn their way to Tijuana to build homes. Sale runs November 29th - December 22nd.
Where:  St. John Vianney Church, 12600 84th Ave NE, Kirkland 98034

Hours:  Monday-Friday 5-8:00pm, Sat 8-9:00pm, Sun 8-5:00pm

Questions or special orders:  Email Ken Goodwin or call (425) 823-6840

Kang Crier Newsletter Archives

Did you miss an issue of the Kang Crier?  Past issues are now archived on the PTSA website.

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